The Met Gala is one of the most fashion-forward events of the year. And if you think that this was just covered, it’s because the May event was pushed until September last year. Now, it’s back on schedule – and we get to ooh and ahh over everyone’s stunning attire.
Well, that is except for the liberal politicians who decide that they want to make a political statement instead.
Last year, we couldn’t help but mention AOC with her “Tax the Rich” dress. It was certainly comedic relief considering the cost of a ticket to the gala. Yet, that didn’t stop AOC from flaunting her message to anyone and everyone. The only thing that it managed to do was highlight the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party.
This year, AOC seemed to be missing from all of the controversies.
Not to worry – NYC mayor Eric Adams decided to step in for her. He was wearing what appeared to be an ordinary tuxedo – perhaps with just a bit of extra jazz on the lapels. That is until he turned around so that you could see the “End Gun Violence” message that was dripping down the length of his back.
Adams apparently felt as though he needed to share this message with everyone since he’s been under pressure to reduce crime. A mass shooting at a Brooklyn subway station made national news recently because it injured at least 23 people.
Since he took office, there have been over 200 shootings in the city – and that’s up considerably over last year.
It seems that Adams has taken the wrong approach. He’s focusing on ending gun violence instead of just ending violence. He thinks that by establishing more gun control, he can solve the problem.
Some of the most recent incidents in NYC have been stabbings. That means that criminals have figured out the workaround.
The real problem is that there is no real justice system. The liberal DA gives too many criminals a free pass because it’s the “right” thing to do for people of color. The criminals know that they won’t serve the time when they commit the crime.
Mayor Adams wasn’t the only one who wanted to make a political statement at the Gala, however.
This year’s theme was “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” with particular attention to “gilded glamor.”
Adams was quick to point out that “The Gilded Age, it was a dark period, and we can’t return to that period as we deal with income inequality, as we deal with embracing our immigration population.”
Oscar-winner Riz Ahmed felt the same way as Adams, choosing to wear an open shirt that exposed an undershirt, paired with rubber work boots. The idea behind the ensemble was to pay homage to the working-class immigrants who, as the actor explains, “kept the Gilded Age going.”
Hillary Clinton decided to make an appearance at the Gala, too – her first time appearing on the red carpet in 21 years. She left her traditional pantsuit at home, opting instead for a burgundy dress that had the names of American women’s names who offered inspiration to the politician embroidered all over it.
As for others who were in attendance, they simply enjoyed themselves – choosing to have one night that didn’t involve “in your face” political statements. Too bad the politicians didn’t understand the assignment…